By Theodore Shoebat
A woman in Cambodia sold her own daughter to sex traffickers for $800. The traffickers took the daughter to a hospital where she was confirmed as a virgin. Afterwards they took her to a hotel where she was raped for three days. As we read in a report from Christian Post:
A former pastor in Cambodia says that his organization has helped over 700 sex trafficking victims, including 13-year-old girls who have been sold by their own mothers and raped.
Agape International Missions has been on the frontlines of helping women and girls in the poverty-stricken country, said Don Brewster, a U.S. citizen and former pastor.
In a CNN report on Tuesday, a girl named Sephak said she was only 13 years old when she was sold for sex by her mother.
“She was taken to a hospital, issued a certificate confirming her virginity, and then taken to a hotel room where a she was raped for days. She was returned home after three nights,” according to CNN.
The girl’s mother, Ann, says that she sold her daughter for $800 because the family had debts to pay, and she saw no alternative.
The mother later pressured Sephak to work in a brothel, but says that she regrets her decisions now.
Sephak has since joined AIM as a worker, helping other survivors earn money making bracelets and clothing.
“Today, I feel much more stability than before. Not a lot of stability, but enough,” says Sephak. “Now I have a decent job. I really want other people to have the kind of work that I have.”